Grill’n and Chill’n in the Catskills
Friday & Saturday, April 13-14, 2018

Operation BBQ Relief is bringing a world class culinary weekend to the Emerson Resort and Spa. Champion pit masters, cast iron and Dutch oven demos with sampling, jerky making, open pit cooking, and bourbon tasting are just a few of the culinary experiences you’ll be able to enjoy. Plus, guests will be voting for the best burger in our World Food Championship Burger qualifier. Saturday night includes a plated BBQ dinner.

Join us for a weekend full of food, fun, and good company. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!


Discounted rooms and spa services for the weekend.
All proceeds benefitting Operation BBQ Relief.


Operation BBQ Relief provides meals to displaced residents and emergency personnel during times of natural and other disasters. Learn more about OBR.


Operation BBQ Relief is possible because of our wonderful volunteers.  Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer and see how you can make a difference.


Operation BBQ Relief is a 501.c.3 Disaster Relief Organization.  Make a one time donation or commit to a monthly recurring donation of any amount of your choosing. Every $20 donated helps to provide 20 meals during a disaster. Make a donation now.

OBR Impact Since May 2011


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2018 Summer Internships

Our internships are an exciting opportunity for aspiring college students and social activists!  Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit disaster relief organization that provides hot BBQ meals to those affected by disasters and the first responders helping those communities.  In 2017, we were recognized by CNN Heroes as one of the top 10 finalist for Hero of the Year.  We are looking for college students that have a passion to serve in the non-profit world, are creative, and want to use their skills to make a difference in the world. View all internship opportunites.

There are many ways to volunteer for Operation BBQ Relief.

We need volunteers throughout the year in many different areas, including Deployments, Warehouse, Fundraising, Marketing, Management, Clerical, and more.

To Register as a Volunteer Click Here

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  • Deployment Volunteers

    Our largest group of volunteers, Deployment Volunteers are on site when Operation BBQ Relief is responding to an event.

  • Warehouse Volunteers

    Warehouse volunteers help at our warehouse, managing and organizing inventory and supplies.

  • State Leads

    State leads coordinate volunteers within their state for OBR Deployments.

  • Other Ways to Volunteer

    There are other ways to volunteer for OBR, including Fundraising, Marketing, helping at OBR events and more.

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